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  • Despite climate change predictions of worsening storms, no major tornadoes in US this year

    12/28/2018 7:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2018 | Rick Moran
    The Washington Post reports that, with just a few days left in the year, 2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes since records began to be kept in 1950.  This year is also vying to be a record for lowest number of fatalities from tornadoes. It has been predicted that, due to climate change, storms would become more frequent and more violent.  In the United States, this appears not to be the case – and not just for this year. This year's goose-egg may seem to fit a recent pattern. In simple terms, there have been downtrends in...
  • NOAA: Super Typhoon Yutu strongest ever on U.S. soil

    10/25/2018 8:33:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/25/2018 | unknown
    HAGATNA, Guam With sustained winds of 178 mph as its eye passed directly over the island of Tinian, Super Typhoon Yutu was the strongest storm on record to ever hit U.S. soil and tied for the most powerful storm on earth in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tinian has been devastated by Typhoon Yutu, Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas said Thursday. The homes, main roads have been destroyed. Our critical infrastructure has been compromised. We currently have no power and water. Our ports at this time are inaccessible and several points within the island are...
  • More Downpours To target Southeastern US Toward Memorial Day As Tropical Concerns Remain

    05/21/2018 5:47:52 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5-21-2018 | Kristina Pydynowski
    A resurgence of tropical moisture is expected to further increase the downpours that spell good and bad news for the southeastern United States as Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches. There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather pattern that has developed over the Southeast. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to jeopardize sporting events and outdoor plans in most communities on a nearly daily basis through the end of May. As is typical, the afternoon and early evening hours will be the most active times of the day. Another surge of tropical moisture will be the culprit behind residents...
  • An even more spectacular movie of Jupiters storms!

    03/12/2018 12:27:29 PM PDT · by Voption · 8 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 12, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    "Cool image time! Yesterday I posted a short gif created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstdt, using twelve Juno images, that showed some cloud changes over time... Today, I discovered that Eichstdt has created an even more spectacular movie, which I have embedded below the fold, based on images taken during Junos tenth close fly-by."
  • 2017 09 10 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Physical & Geopolitical Storms"

    09/10/2017 11:25:36 AM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 9/10/17 | John Haller
    There are massive storms brewing, both on the physical and geopolitical fronts. As John describes them, "These events are the equivalent of a Category 5 Prophetic Storm." With Israel's recent foray into Syria to strike a chemical munitions plant, to the US' involvement and pressure on Israel to consider a Two-State Solution, are we seeing a culmination of judgments playing themselves out on a worldwide basis in the spirit of Genesis 12:3? We are anxious to hear your thoughts after watching this week's update entitled "Physical and Geopolitical Storms"
  • Flash, bang, and blood: Hiker tells harrowing lightning tale

    08/25/2017 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies
    Associated Press via ^ | August 25, 2017 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JONATHAN J. COOPER
    The 31-year-old Austrian teacher, an avid hiker, had just reached the 9,000-foot summit of a Northern California mountain range ahead of his companions when he raised his arms for a picture and was struck in the back of the head. The electricity shot through his body and exited through his foot, and he was too stunned to know what had happened.

    06/18/2017 5:32:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Jim Hoft via Twitter ^ | 06/18/17 | Jim Hoft
  • Flyers depicting racist caricature of African-Americans found at UT

    05/02/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/2/17 | Eric Webb
    Anti-African-American flyers containing a racist slogan and imagery have been found at the University of Texas at Austin, according to reports on social media Tuesday. The flyers depict a racist caricature of a black man holding a knife and bear the words Around blacks ... never relax. UT student Kim Nguyen said she found a flyer on an yellow emergency call machine near the Littlefield Fountain.
  • Canton, Texas Storms (at least 5 people killed)

    04/30/2017 7:56:58 AM PDT · by waterhill · 14 replies
    Fox Dallas ^ | 4/30/2017 | Fox4 staff
    Reserved. Privacy Policy Terms of Service Ad Choices Public File At least five killed in East Texas tornadoes By: Staff POSTED:APR 30 2017 04:29AM CDT UPDATED:APR 30 2017 09:10AM CDT CANTON, Texas - At least five deaths have been confirmed after tornadoes hit parts of East Texas Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said during a news conference late Saturday that "a number of fatalities" were reported after powerful storms swept through the community earlier in the evening.
  • California storms: Wettest water year, so far, in 122 years of records

    03/09/2017 7:10:28 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 36 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/9/17 | Mark Gomez
    Between October 2016 and February 2017, California averaged 27.81 inches of precipitation, the highest average since such records began being kept in 1895, according to data released Wednesday by the National Centers for Environmental Information, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Urgent Need for Volunteers After Mississippi and Georgia Tornadoes

    01/25/2017 1:20:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | 25 Jan 2017 | Franklin Graham
    Volunteers are needed to patch damaged roofs and remove trees and other debris from properties around Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Albany, Georgia. "These killer tornadoes have ripped up homes and left many families with nothing," Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham said. "I hope as many people as possible can help us come alongside these homeowners and show them the love of Christ."
  • Drought buster? Up to 10 feet of snow this week for California’s Sierra Nevada

    01/04/2016 9:27:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | 18 hours ago January 4, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Here is some good news for drought-stricken California; the latest forecast model output from WeatherBell suggests that the Sierra Nevada snow-pack will get a fresh dump of up to 10 feet of snow. The Sierra snow-pack has already been reported asabove normal(at136 percent of normal) in the most recent snow survey conducted by the California Department of Water Resources. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the heavy snowfall so far during Water Year 2016 “has been a reasonable start, but another three or four months of surveys will indicate whether the snowpack’s runoff will be sufficient to replenish California’s reservoirs by...
  • Four Dead in Garland After Fierce Storms Hit Texas

    12/26/2015 7:24:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 78 replies ^ | December 26, 2015 | Phil Helsel, Andrew Rudansky and Gemma DiCasimirro
    Four people were killed in Garland, Texas, after fierce storms and tornadoes swept through the region Saturday, police said. All four deaths occurred near the intersection of I-30 and I-90 in Garland, within a couple thousand feet of each other, Garland police spokesman Mike Hatfield said. It is believed all four victims were in vehicles at the time, Hatfield said. There were also multiple injuries reported at an apartment building south of I-30, he said, but the injuries were not considered life threatening. At least two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down south and east of Dallas beginning at...
  • Strongest El Nio since 1997 may trigger soaking winter storms

    08/12/2015 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 12AUG2015 | Robert Felix
    The trend is significantly increasing the chances that storms will drench California this winter, according to a new report released by federal scientists. They say conditions are lining up in ways not seen since the winter of 1997-98, when downpours filled reservoirs and sent rivers raging during the last major El Nio.The chances are now greater than 90 percent that El Nio conditions that began in March will remain through this winter, according to the monthly El Nio report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thanks to Marcus Muraca for this link. It is interesting to note the...
  • Storms wash away part of Interstate 10 in Southern California

    07/19/2015 11:13:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2015
    all traffic on both sides of the highway was closed. The westbound side of the freeway remained intact, but officers had stopped traffic while they tested its stability. A pair of small nearby highways that could possibly serve as detours were also closed. ... The showers forced the Los Angeles Angels' first rainout in 20 years and the San Diego Padres' first rainout since 2006. Saturday's rainfall broke records in at least 11 locations, including five places that had the most rain ever recorded on any day in July, Sirard said. July is typically the driest month of the year...
  • Giant Methane Storms On Uranus

    03/10/2015 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies ^ | 10MAR2015 | Helen Maynard-Casely
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASAs Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been thrown to the wind with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de...
  • Overcoming Lifes Storms: A Teaching From St. Paul to Some Storm-weary Souls

    01/06/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-05-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Overcoming Life’s Storms: A Teaching From St. Paul to Some Storm-weary Souls By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the midst of a great storm in Acts 27, St. Paul finds himself among desperate and defeated people. Though the storm is from nature, their problems are of their own doing and are rooted in a foolish refusal to listen to either natural warnings or God. All of this foolishness was described in yesterday’s post. Is there a way out of their situation? With God there is, but only with God and only by turning to Him in obedient faith. As long as we live,...
  • Talk show host storms off set after heated discussion over Michael Sam's kiss with boyfriend

    05/15/2014 11:23:08 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 14, 2014 7:38pm | Oliver Darcy
    A Texas talk show host stormed off set Tuesday after a heated discussion was ignited when she expressed disapproval of coverage showing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend. Can we just agree that this was an opportunity to make news? KTXD-TVs The Broadcast host Amy Kushnir asked. He has every right to do what he wants, thats not my issue, she added. I just dont want it in my face. Well, then maybe you dont need to see romantic comedies or when people kiss on television, one of the co-hosts shot back. Why does she not have the right to say...
  • Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS]

    04/30/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 4-30-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS] Pamela Engel April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM   Pensacola, Florida, was submerged under more than 2 feet of water overnight as flash floods hit the area. Alabama was also hit by heavy rain, and much of downtown Mobile is flooded, according to the Weather Channel. The downpour is part of the same weather system that has brought dozens of tornadoes to the Midwest and the South, NBC News reports. Downtown Pensacola flooded:(Click to the site for more photo's)